Another Republican Passes On Kansas Contest

Posted December 14, 2009 at 7:05pm

Another potential Republican candidate has deferred to 2008 GOP nominee Nick Jordan to run for retiring Rep. Dennis Moore‘s (D) seat.

State Sen. Jeff Colyer (R), who previously said he was interested in running for the GOP nomination, said Monday that he was not going to run for Moore’s seat. Colyer announced he was supporting Jordan, a former state Senator who lost to Moore by 16 points last year.

“I am grateful for the support and encouragement of so many friends regarding this race. I love public service and enjoy campaigning, but now is not the right time for me to be a congressional candidate,” Colyer said in a statement. “However, the issues facing America are too important for any of us to sit on the sidelines. That’s why I’m proud to endorse Nick Jordan.”